While there’s no doubt a plant-based diet is, overall, better for the environment than a meat-based diet, eating vegan isn’t completely flawless.
From exotic fruit and veg that clocks up air miles, to nuts that use eyewatering amounts of water, there’s more to being plant-based than just giving up meat and dairy.
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It’s no secret that the UK enjoys a cuppa.
In fact, it’s estimated the British drink around 100 million cups of tea every day – almost 35 billion per year.
If you’re part of the majority and are looking for ways to make your brew more eco-friendly, switching to plastic-free tea bags is a great place to start.
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Palm oil is an infamous vegetable oil that is used in the production of many food, cosmetics, and toiletries.
Unfortunately, palm oil also has a huge impact on the environment, with its ties to deforestation and unethical production.
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As the season progresses and the temperature drops, you may start to find your car windows need a little attention before you head off to work in the morning.
In this blog post, we will delve into why one of the standard methods for defrosting a car window is terrible for the environment; offering some eco-friendlier alternatives for both the prevention of frost and defrosting once the ice has occurred.
Firstly though, let’s begin with the science.
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A hotel typically uses a lot of energy and produces a lot of waste. At maximum occupancy, every room contains at least 1-2 people using electrical appliances, consuming toiletries and throwing their rubbish in the bin.
This all adds up to big footprints on issues including carbon emissions, water consumption, electricity use and harmful chemicals used to clean guests’ rooms and launder the linen.
In this article we’ll look at this in more detail and consider some of the ways how hotels can be more environmentally friendly now and in the future.
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Waste is an issue that we have to deal with. Humans will never stop producing waste, so having methods to effectively manage this is critical to society.
Waste management, both at home and at work, is crucial to protecting the environment. Not disposing of your waste properly can result in damaging nature.
Keep reading to discover what landfills are, how they work, and the problems associated with them.
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Late last year, a woman who lives in Hessle received a fine of £200 from East Riding Council for fly-tipping; however, she didn’t fly-tip the waste herself.
In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at what happened, why the woman received a fine for the incident, and how you can avoid the same thing from happening to you if you need to dispose of waste and live in Hessle, Hull, or anywhere in the UK.
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Shampoo, make-up and soap all come wrapped with enormous
amounts of plastic packaging as standard.
pollution is an ever-growing problem that we all need to be aware of.
Unfortunately though, there has been a steady increase in the production of disposable plastic products since the 1960s and ‘70s, and the amount of single-use plastic being disposed of is overwhelming to our environment.
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Packaging waste and recycling have been high on the environmental agenda for years now. But while the focus has been on plastic and specific problems like coffee cups and cotton buds, one of the main domestic and business waste streams – glass – hardly gets a mention.
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Creating a sustainable wardrobe can be a bit of a daunting task. If you’re used to wearing designer brands, and not really thinking about what you’re buying, this could be quite a challenging thing to do! However, it is worth it.
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